Is it really possible that I’m in my 16th year with WBD? I began as a credit analyst in 2001 and have been a loan officer here since 2003. Before joining WBD, I contributed to the success of the SBA department at Associated Bank through work as a credit analyst and a business banking representative. That is also where I met my wife, Jaimie. I’m a proud Badger—a graduate of both the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Graduate School of Banking at UW-Madison. I am a trainer for our trade association, NADCO, and co-present the Credit Risk Institute twice a year. It’s been a great opportunity to meet individuals from organizations like WBD from all over the United States.
I truly enjoy my work. I most enjoy collaborating with a variety of lenders to assist entrepreneurs while learning a bit about a wide array of businesses & industries. It is now also my privilege to oversee our experienced and talented team of WBD lenders and review 504 loan requests from throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota and now the UP of Michigan.
With the exception of my college years in Madison, I’ve lived in Oshkosh since 1981. I have been active in volunteering in a number of community service endeavors including the Oshkosh Jaycees—where I came to believe that service to humanity is the best work of life. I’ve also volunteered with Junior Achievement, United Way, the Oshkosh Area Humane Society, Friends of Oshkosh Community Media and the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce. Currently, I am Treasurer and a volunteer Board Member of the Wisconsin Economic Development Association, and I serve on the Economic Development Advisory Council and Revolving Loan Fund Committee for the Oshkosh Chamber.
In my spare time, I enjoy live music and fair weather outdoor activities with Jaimie & our children, Calvin and Juliet. Every day, they make me grateful to be their Dad. We escape Wisconsin winters--most often with family trips to St. Petersburg, Florida--and I spend as much time as possible with them. In April 2016, I ran my first ever half marathon to honor my twin brother Jeremy, who was an avid runner and left us all too early in June of 2015. We've held 3 successful Jeremy Monnett Rock N Glow Fun Run / Walks in Downtown Oshkosh raising almost $100,000 to benefit children's charities and community improvement projects.